[ath] more updates; please test (especially if you're using an AR9280)

Ian FREISLICH ianf at clue.co.za
Mon Jan 24 09:06:14 UTC 2011

Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On 23 January 2011 23:03, Adrian Chadd <adrian at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > I've done a few updates to the ath driver today. In particular, I've
> > updated the register initvals used to program the AR9280. It's making
> > my AR9280 here behave a lot better.
> Just as a followup - it's a -lot- better. I can't stress how much
> better my AR9280 is behaving after the updates to the initvals.
> Beforehand the AR9280 would lock up after 2-3 minutes in monitor mode,
> and whilst in that mode it'd miss a lot of RX packets. After the
> initval update, it's been happily receiving in monitor mode for > 30
> minutes. I'm quite shocked. :)

I agree.  I had several lockups this morning (bb hangs) and the
wlan0 interface refused to destroy and create after that.  Since
updating, it's been stable for the last hour.


Ian Freislich

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